Communism by car

  • Starting from 45 Euros
  • 4/7 Hours
  • max 3/6/14 people by car
  • Food & Drinks

Communism HALF DAY (aprox 4h)

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a seemingly forgotten story that has pushed the boundaries of endurance and has marked several generations of Romanian people. A trip down-on-memory lane, appealing to all of your senses, that will unveil the city and its people with both good and bad sides, while allowing you to judge the progress and the downfall of a society for yourselves. To top everything up, we have included a drive through the Bronx of Bucharest where you will witness the communist bedroom dormitories that defined (and still do) the last 50 years of Romanian social history. From rock bottom we will head out to the Bel Air of Bucharest, the nest of the communist leaders, where you might see how the communist leaders really understood the slogan ”we are all equal”.

Highlights:

Explore by car different parts of the city, from historical areas and sights to the communist neighbourhoods and learn the essentials and aftermath of a regime that left a deep scar on our collective memory
From Bronx of Bucharest which is completely out of the tourist path and a reality check even today, we drive into the heart of the communist nest, the most glamorous area of Bucharest.

Try a classic traditional communist meal, a true symbol for the local community


Price range:

1 person (private): 70 euros
2-3 people: 55 euros / person
4-6 people: 50 euros / person
7-15 people: 45 euros / person

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking Local Host
  • Transportation by car
  • 1 street-snack
  • 1 coffee/tea/water
  • Lunch - 2 mici with french fries, mustard and fresh bread bun
  • 1 beer (400ml)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping

Schedule details:

Start time: 10.00 AM

Meeting point: TBD (we’ll pick you up depending on your accomodation area)

Ending point: Piața Charles de Gaulle

Duration: 4 hours

E-mail us to book: book@local-hosts.com

Host contact: +40 730 665 652

Communism FULL DAY (aprox 7h)

Are you looking for something crazier? On top of the half day tour, we will take you completely out of your comfort zone, by adding an unusual site: the biggest active prison of Bucharest, where we managed to arrange and unlock doors in both directions in & out! So don’t worry! You will get out of there! We’ll visit an old military fort, transformed into a memorial against the totalitarian regime, located within the prison. The site has many dark stories to tell. This part of the communist tour requires special permission as we will be transiting an active prison.

Highlights:

Explore an old military fort inside an active prison - outside of Bucharest - used as an extermination camp for those who stood against the regime

Admire the local communist leaders mausoleum located inside one of the most emblematic parks of the city and enjoy a full traditional communist meal.

Drive through Bronx of Bucharest which is completely out of the tourist path and a reality check even today.

Price range:

1 person (private): 90 euros
2-3 people: 75 euros / person
4-6 people: 70 euros / person
7-15 people: 65 euros / person

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking Local Host
  • Military Fort and former communist prison entrance fee included
  • Transportation by car
  • 1 street-snack
  • 1 coffee/tea/water
  • Lunch - 2 mici with french fries, mustard and fresh bread bun
  • 1 beer (400ml)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping

Schedule details:

Start time: 10.00 AM

Meeting point: TBD (we’ll pick you up depending on your accomodation area)

Ending point: TBD (we’ll drop you off depending on your accomodation area)

Duration: 7 hours

E-mail us to book: book@local-hosts.com

Host contact: +40 730 665 652

Reviews

We got into neighbourghoods we woudn't have the chance to go by ourseleves and that was a truly impressive experience. Local Hosts drove us around and showed the extremes: from regular communist blocks to posh area where Ceausescu lived. We recommend this unique tour.
Joanne
March 2019

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